Stuck in a week, I can do it!

Well the week went pretty good. I learned to do some new things. Besides growing our food, and raising our animals, we have other things we have to do. We raise Black Angus cattle, with that comes fencing. The floods not only took out fence, the wind and rain also brought down dead trees.

Sherry learning how to use the bucket of the small tractor.

You can’t see the fence, because it is down. Hubby was at work, and when he gets home, his plate is full. I decided to help him by cleaning up all I can. I went and got the tractor and started. I picked up my first load, and was taking it over to the fence to dump it over. This was the first time I used the loader, I was a little on the scared side.

This was the field when I was finished. The ones left behind are to big for me to lift. I was afraid with the fence around them, I would make a worse mess pushing them.

This was me thanking God I got it dumped over the fence.

By the time I was done, I was feeling proud to had learned something new

Everyone Have a wonderful day!

Red nose warm up!

Well, cold day today I didn’t go out much. The wind was a little strong early afternoon, but it died down by 5pm. When hubby got home we went up on our hill and loaded some wood into the trailer. Yes! as you can see by the red of my nose, I got cold, but then again maybe I am getting ready for a new job. Santa might need a new reindeer this year, lol.

Don and Sherry getting warm in the tractor, lol

I have been planning my garden and working on which seeds I want to plant. I will want to start some in late Feb early March. Have you gotten your new seed catalogs? I have been wearing my pages out. I can’t wait to start!

Looks so bare

Our Farm

My hubby and I live on a farm that has belonged to each one of our families, at some point in time. It started with my grandmother, then his parents, now us. How cool is that!

We raise black angus cattle, for sell and for butchering. We sell come spring when we cull our herd. We raise our butchering steers for all the kids along with us. We just sent one off to butcher. On the farm all our children are welcome to everything we grow or raise.

The garden is growing larger this year. we planted more fruit trees last fall and added more blackberries along with red raspberries. We enlarged our strawberry patch and will do some more this spring.

Our goals this year is to get more self sufficient here on the farm. Want to be able to grow and harvest at least 75 percent of our food, along with helping our children’s budget along the way.

Thank you so much for your visit, and please follow us as we start our new web page for the farm.